|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2016||Weight: 17.5 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 1 dollar||Dimensions: 38.61|
|ID: NU0785||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 999 pcs|
This truly innovative coin opens another new series called Bioluminescent Animals. Known for the unique glow-in-the-dark coloring, the series highlights creatures in nature that produce their own light. Each coin is struck from 17,5 g silver 999 in proof quality and comes housed in a specially designed presentation case. The worldwide mintage is limited to 999 pieces.
The traditional obverse of a Niue coin contains a relief effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the following inscriptions: the Queen's name, the face value of the coin, its issuing country and year.
Impressive bioluminescence is demonstrated on the reverse of the coin - the large colored Pelagia Noctiluca is well done and will glow in the night! A species of jellyfish found in Bermuda and throughout warm and temperate waters, Pelagia noctiluca may grow to 10 cm in diameter. Light is given off in the form of flashes when the jellyfish is stirred up by turbulence created by waves or a ship’s motion. This flashing is only of relatively short duration and gradually fades.